Thank you for another great year!
Happy holidays! Columbia University is truly a remarkable place, situated within what I consider to be the greatest city in the world. Walking through the Morningside campus on a recent evening, under the wintery lights of college walk, I reflected on the great year it has been for CTV, Columbia and New York City in the areas of tech transfer, intellectual property and entrepreneurship.
Within Columbia are some of the world’s greatest innovators, with whom the CTV team and I are privileged to interact. From them, we saw nearly 400 new inventions in our recent fiscal year, and we continue to patent, license, and help start companies at higher rates than ever before. We’ve hosted incredible speakers including Lee Wrubel of Foundation Medical Partners, and Micah Rosenbloom of Founder Collective.
Around Columbia, great strides have been made with the launch of the Columbia Start-up Lab, great events hosted by Columbia Entrepreneurship, and the celebration of 150 years of Columbia Engineering. We’ve seen continued success from our partnerships with the Columbia-Coulter Translational Research Partnership, NYC Media Lab, and PowerBridgeNY.
As 2014 draws to a close, I wanted to thank the great community that surrounds us – from the innovators and entrepreneurs, to our industry and venture investor collaborators, to our tech transfer colleagues across the country and around the world. We appreciate the opportunity to work with you, and look forward to many great years to come.
Executive Director, CTV
VP for Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer